Future of Dakota Access Pipeline uncertain due to Trump executive order

Grandma Redfeather of the Sioux Native American tribe walks in the snow to get water at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people

Trump and other proponents say the pipelines will create jobs and reduce relying on foreign energy, but demonstrators remain firm and continue fighting to protect our water.

The tribe issued a statement Wednesday saying the study is "yet another small victory on the path to justice".

Previously: Thousands of people across the country - green groups, Native American tribes, and their supporters - spent months trying to block a section that would run near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The project was conceived almost a decade ago, but since then the US shale revolution has redefined oil flows, with domestic refiners finding themselves awash with supply and needing fewer imports.

The 1,179-mile Keystone XL pipeline would carry oil from Canada to Nebraska, where it would connect to other pipelines leading to refineries along the Gulf Coast. The Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of the Interior, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation have all said the pipeline is unsafe regarding drinking water.

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"President Trump is legally required to honor our treaty rights and provide a fair and reasonable pipeline process", said Dave Archambault II, chairman of the tribe.

Gaddy said the Dakota pipeline would be the focus of Friday's demonstration.

Mr. President, if the Army Corps grants a permits for DAPL, how will you respond to protests? "So I understand this might not be important to some people but it's very important to us so I'm not going to only fight for my water, but for your water as well", said Lindsey Bochacki, protestor.

Actress and activist Jane Fonda, speaking to protesters with a bullhorn, called Trump "the predator in chief" and warned of the danger of oil spills.

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